View Full Version : Fishing Gear That Could Harm Whales to Be Cleared from Cape Cod Critical Habitat

NOAA Reporter
02-16-2007, 06:01 PM
NOAA Fisheries Service is partnering with the Massachusetts division of marine fisheries, the Massachusetts environmental police, and the nonprofit Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies to locate and remove lost or illegal fishing gear in the Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters. Northern right whales use these waters for feeding until the late spring and could become entangled in this gear. Operations started in January and will continue through May.

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